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by The American Society of Golf Course Architects,Michael Patrick Shiels
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  • Author:
    The American Society of Golf Course Architects,Michael Patrick Shiels
  • ISBN:
    1602393265
  • ISBN13:
    978-1602393264
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  • Publisher:
    Skyhorse Publishing; First Edition edition (November 17, 2008)
  • Pages:
    224 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Architecture
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You would be mistaken. The American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) dates only from the late 1940s. What the book actually contains is a large collection of short anecdotes from and a few interviews with ASGCA members.

You would be mistaken. As you might expect, the organization has a small membership. You might also assume that, with profession. While a few of them are plain boring the vast majority offer interesting insights into the actual work of golf architects, the problems encountered by them in their work and some of their more unusual assignments (. building a course within a few weeks for Ferdinand Marcos' birthday).

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The tests a golfer faces on the course are the direct result of the challenges originally faced by the golf course architect .

The tests a golfer faces on the course are the direct result of the challenges originally faced by the golf course architect, whether they be complicated terrain, forces of nature, budget limitations, demanding developers, or the difficult task of balancing the practical scientific needs of a golf course with the architect’s creative instincts

The tests a golfer faces on the course are the direct result of the challenges originally faced by the golf course architect, whether they be complicated terrain, forces of nature, budget limitations, demanding developers, or the difficult task of balancing the practical scientific needs of a golf.

The tests a golfer faces on the course are the direct result of the challenges originally faced by the golf course architect, whether they be complicated terrain, forces of nature, budget limitations, demanding developers, or the difficult task of balancing the practical scientific needs of a golf course with the architect’s creative instincts. Secrets of the Great Golf Course Architects offers readers behind-the-scenes tales from America’s master architects themselves in their own words

The tests a golfer faces on the course are the direct result of the .

The tests a golfer faces on the course are the direct result of the challenges originally faced by the golf course architect, whether they be complicated terrain, forces of nature, budget limitations, demanding developers, or the difficult task of balancing the practical scientific needs of a golf course with the architect s creative instincts. Secrets of the Great Golf Course Architects offers readers behind-the-scenes tales from America s master architects themselves in their own words .

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by The American Society of Golf Course Architects and Michael Patrick Shiels.

by The American Society of Golf Course Architects and Michael Patrick Shiels. The tests a golfer faces on the course are the direct result of the challenges originally faced by the golf course architect, whether they're complicated terrain, forces of nature, budget limitations, demanding developers, or the difficult task of balancing the practical scientific needs of a golf course with the architect's creative instincts.

Michael Patrick Shiels, American Society of Golf Course Architects. Secrets of the Great Golf Course Architects offers readers behind-the-scenes tales from America's master architects themselves in their own words.

This book offers readers behind-the-scenes tales from Americas master architects themselves in their own words. No current Talk conversations about this book.

The tests a golfer faces on the course are the direct result of the challenges originally faced by the golf course architect, whether they be complicated terrain, forces of nature, budget limitations, demanding developers, or the difficult task of balancing the practical scientific needs of a golf course with the architect’s creative instincts.

Secrets of the Great Golf Course Architects offers readers behind-the-scenes tales from America’s master architects themselves in their own words. Elite designers such as Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Rees Jones, Robert Trent Jones Jr., Arthur Hills, Arnold Palmer, and others share their personal anecdotes related to the creation of some of the world’s most famous courses: from run-ins with snakes to bulldozers sinking in quicksand, to holes created by accident, such as the famed island green 17th at the TPC at Sawgrass.

Published in collaboration with the prestigious American Society of Golf Course Architects, Secrets of the Great Golf Course Architects includes more than 150 beautiful full-color photographs and dozens of drawings and course blueprints, making this a first of its kind insider’s look at golf course architecture sure to become a key addition to the libraries of all golfers with an appreciation for the courses they play.


Ishnsius
What the book actually contains is a large collection of short anecdotes from and a few interviews with ASGCA members. While a few of them are plain boring the vast majority offer interesting insights into the actual work of golf architects, the problems encountered by them in their work and some of their more unusual assignments (e.g. building a course within a few weeks for Ferdinand Marcos' birthday). The "problem stories" mostly rank around "unconventional" travel (quite interesting), dangerous creatures (not so interesting) and ignorant non-golfing clients (fascinating that some people commission golf courses without having any clue about the game). A few of the architects also offer interesting views on their design philosophy.

The illustrations include many nice sketches and drawings as an example for many a contributor's work, however they are left without much explanation and don't have to do anything with the text.

If you want to learn about architecture there are better books out there and the contents of this one cannot really be considered "secrets" (rarely told stories would be a more accurate take). All in all this still makes an eclectic and very nice read, however it's certainly not mandatory reading for architecture enthusiast, which probably makes it a great gift for this kind of people - chances are that thus they don't have it already.
Malalanim
This book is quite disappointing for me as far as being of any alleged value as an interesting read or an informative text re the secrets (and / or concepts) of golf course design and probably more particularly so due to its connection with the association of golf course architects - IMHO it is allegedly pretty much just a series of antedotal stories; possibly mixed with some tall tales and a few vaguely interesting experiences, with a bit of personal history and ego type backgrounds of many of those with their "Names" featured in it - disappointing in its content and with an allegedly misleading title, it could have been so much better had it been filled up with some good suggestions or useful design tips and tricks from the experienced and undoubted "whose who" of American golf course architecture and design - depending on what you are looking for you may possibly enjoy it, but my copy will be up on ebay next week for $1
Xtintisha
This book is not a "treasury of the world's greatest golf courses." It is one to two page stories interspersed with glossy pictures. While the majority of the stories are entertaining to read, they provide little insight into golf course architecture or design. This is not a "how-to" book at all. There are no great secrets divulged. Most of the stories recount the various, now supposedly "history's greatest designers," brushes with disaster, great golf heroes, or circumstances encountered while much lower down the architect totem pole working in different design firms.

A decent read, but I wouldn't include it in a must have list for aspiring golf course architects.
Pryl
Not a good book in my opinion. It didn't easily point out the special differences between the listed courses.
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Adaly
I recieved the book in a timely manner, which I appreciated, however 99% of the time that I order from Amazon and the condition is described as "Used, good as new" the merchandise is in very good condition. This book's binder was in flimsy condition and began to fall apart the day it got here! It was a gift for my husband and he showed me how he had to tape up the binder to hold the book together! I was very surprised and unhappy about that and would like to exchange the book for another of the same kind, or get credit to put towards another book of equal or greater value! I'm now leary about ordering things that have been used, whereas before I trusted the description completely and had never been disappointed.